Yuguang Ban

Research Asst. Professor

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Field of Interest: Computational Statistics and Bioinformatics in Genomics

Yuguang (James) Ban, Ph.D., is a Research Assistant Professor of Biostatistics in the Department of Public Health Sciences and Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Shared Resource of the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center. He has collaborated with many cancer genomic researchers at Sylvester since he joined the University of Miami in 2015, and held a role as bioinformatics project manager for BBSR since 2018.

Previously, he has been trained as a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Statistics at Northwestern University, where he developed an innovative machine learning method for analyzing microbial network generated from high-dimensional metagenomic data. His research focus is on metagenomic data analysis as well as integration of multiple types of next generation sequencing data. For example, recently, he has been collaborating with Dr. Abreu from the Department of Medicine on a diet study where he leveraged nutrient, microbiome, and metabolite data to understand how diet impacts on IBD patients. In addition, he has extensive experience in developing statistical methods and tools for pathway analysis, and conducting genomic data analysis for various types of omics data.